I've said before that some chaos is wonderful to fix broken things. Give them enough chaos and the whole world will worry about it. And if countries couldn't care less they'll end up blocked at the backbone level.
I can understand his idea. If you just 'pout' and don't play you are just making it even harder for the people being oppressed. On the other hand we have a clearly censorious and fascist movement brewing in the West that could demand these tools be used where they are not intended to be. Complying with the law country by country seems a reasonable approach and it can fend off some of these totalitarian/extremist/moralist demands where there are strong freedom of speech laws but it won't stop the brainless idiots out there from demanding the tools be it for pure grandstanding or because they are just idiots and believe it's a good solution that won't ever backfire.
I'm divided but I agree with him, it's better to enable some speech than none. Still, Facebook is far from a beacon of free speech it likes to portrait itself as considering the everyday cases of censorship due to moral idiocy, copywrong and others...
I tend to be very skeptical here. If anything, the establishment was clearly very pro-Hillary and even among the Republicans you could feel some pretty serious divide. So there wasn't much heavyweight support to such scheme. It would be hard to believe even if Clinton won since Trump gathered quite a lot of opposition just by opening his mouth.
The result of the convoluted election was somewhat surprising (or not depending on how you see it) but I don't believe there was consistent fraud. It's worth some scrutiny considering who is making the claims.
Considering the messages are public anyway and that the soup letter acronym surveillance agencies will eventually build a solution that does what the API Dataminr offer do even if it means going through the hard way I don't think it really matters. The issue here is more complex and deep than that.
The fact that law enforcement and intel agencies are actively monitoring the platform (and others) for Constitutionally protected activity is the real issue here. And the fact that they can do so and even harass those engaged in such protected activity just by labeling them terrorists should be the real concern, not the ability to screen all the messages conveniently and quickly.
That. Some comments take things up a notch and could as well be articles themselves containing even useful links and further reading tips. Of course I value the articles TD writers produce themselves but the awesome comments are part of what keeps me here.
It's a smoke signal. Except you put the whole forest on fire to send it. At the very least it is a message. And I believe Trump won't be able to do as he pleases without heavy opposition from the people. On the streets. I think it will be a bumpy ride and unless he backs down on his overaggressive tonne he will not be elected for the next term.
I still think Sanders would have made it if they hadn't imposed Clinton. And he would be quite better than both her and Trump.
Ignoring you'd be some sort of wizard if you managed to fool any internet body into blocking your own Government websites (unless, of course, you are the Government itself screwing up), this got me giggling a bit: https://www.static1.1.sqspcdn.com/
Targeting a cdn shows how badly he understands IP laws.
VPNs can't save you from throttling. Specially when the ISP controls both the favored services and the infra-structure itself. Maybe find a way to disguise your traffic as traffic from 'favored' sources?
It's kind of disheartening to see Trump will be exactly what the most sane of us believed he would be. Not that Hillary would be much better mind you but since the man is now the next President I'll be focusing on him.
The next 4 years will be a harsh test for the American democratic mechanisms. Of course it's impossible to come out of it without a scratch but at least let's hope it won't be like the last Bush administration that severely harmed basic Constitutional rights (and Obama failed in pushing back and expanded those). Such sustained attacks cannot possibly end well..
Being a natural monopoly area, broadband must be regulated fiercely to avoid abusive practices and foster competition. Maybe Canada could force the companies to allow 'virtual' ISPs to offer services on top of their networks for starters. Separating infra-structure keeping from service providing seems to be a good solution to me.
One mandatory question: does this guy Mike Ferrel exist? As far as I can remember there were other cases where copyright and non-existent people (or fraudulently included people like Alan Cooper) were in the same news. This is THE nail in the coffin of the "anomalies" argument the copyright cheerleaders like to use.
Anybody may start claiming copyright on anything using made up claimants just to take it down. Right to be forgotten a la America.